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ground defenses, you have to realize almost all those people not being convicted our blacks. 69% of blacks who raise the stand your ground defense were not convicted. that compares to 62% for whites. 80% of hispanics who raise the defense are not convicted. if blacks are being discriminated against because their killers are not facing any penalty, would it not also follow that blacks are being discriminated in favor of blacks who claim soft defense understand your ground law are convicted at much lower rates than other racial groups? is not all also these cases are the same. blacks are killed in confrontations where -- were 13 percentage points more likely to be armed than whites. blacks,lled by other the were more often in process of committing other crimes. they were involved in cases where was likely to have a witness. if you run regressions where you try to call all the factors that were brought up in the data set, you find that white defendants are more likely to be convicted by black defendants, and people invoking stand your ground laws who kill blacks are also more like
if the initial period of clearance has lapsed. for example, this summer for 10 weeks the department of defense has been in periodic reviews of some contractor employees due to funding shortfalls. i'd like to hear from our witnesses today about how often suspensions like that are happening across the federal government. i'd also like to hear about what agencies are doing to manage risks to our security clearances -- when clearances are not re-examined on schedule through the periodic review process. today we have been joined by officials from four agencies responsible for the policies and procedures used to determine who is eligible to obtain security clearance and access to government facilities and computers. they are the office of management and budget. the office of personnel management. the office of the director of national intelligence. and the department of defense. we want these officials to talk with us this morning about the critical security related policies and procedures and also the coordinated reviews of these processes now under way throughout the government in the aftermath of
, the defense bill, move them all individually. there is not enough time when we talk about the calendar. there is not enough time to move all of the bills individually at this point. host: sarah from dover, pennsylvania. caller: good morning. i would like to change the subject a little bit if i can. i live on medicare. the medicare and food stamps -- i am surviving on $125 a week. if they take food stamps away from me -- the -- [indiscernible] he needs to feeds us first before he feeds anyone else. and also, we have a place to live. our guys come home from the service. they are losing because they have no place to live. i would like to see that to happen, too. thank you. host: there is a story in politico. the headline talks about the farm bill that it gets no respect, referencing rodney dangerfield. why is this an important discussion happening? guest: the last time we had a farm bill, that law expired in 2008. what is it, 2013? it has been five years since we had a new farm bill passed. the fact they are going into conference to sit down in both chambers, that is huge. that is somethi
, and theminister of defense, andonal security advisor, both members of the council of representatives. the ambassador to the united , the chief of staff to the chiefminister, who is the media adviser in the office of the prime minister. the head of the counterterrorism chief of deputy mission to the embassy of iraqi and the major general, the military at tash a for the embassy of the rack. myo joining us today, one of favorite people in all of the world, former secretary of state and the first woman secretary of state, madeleine albright. i'm listing her as part of the includes ourwhich national security advisor and member of our board, ambassador george is who is with us. also a member of our board. .rofessor jeremy ratigan dr. kristin lord is with us, our executive vice president. i would like to recognize a couple of special state department guest. ambassador beth jones, the assistant secretary of state for near east affairs and the u.s. ambassador to iraq. and the deputy assistant secretary of state to a rack and around. and now, i would like to recognize bill taylor, ambassador b
to the department of defense? and did they report it? >> senator, in this particular case that you just described, in terms of a national security perspective, it behaves everyone to report any unusual activity they see, whether it be a colleague, a co-worker or a subordinate that works for you. >> and the second half of my question was, did they report it? >> to the best of my knowledge, sir, it was reported to the mother, as you described there. i am not positive whether or not they reported it to d.o.d. >> i ask both you and mr. lewis to answer that question for the record. i'll give mr. lewis a chance to answer it right now. >> the contractor is required to report any derogatory information coming to their attention regarding a cleared employee. the defense security service has done a followup review at the experts and they've determined that the company was aware of the indications of mental instability on mr. alexis' part and they failed to report that information. >> all right, thank you. mr. lewis, stay with this area of questioning, what do you think should be the role of d.o.d. contract
years. this question was most clearly brought out with the preemptive doctrine of defense. it has been debated ever since. i do not think we have sorted it out. we have not come up with a clear answer to that question. what happens now is case-by- case, we evaluate whether these things violate some sort of sovereign principle. there is a moral discussion and there is a practical discussion, keeping america safe. these things mixed together in a way that is not quite as clear as the constitutional and personal debate in the united states. >> i would need some help in you framing the question to understand how you would want me to address it on the domestic front. >> any of the cartels that operate along the lines of communication in texas. a 45 minute running gun battle in downtown nuevo laredo included hand grenades and automatic weapons. that type of information. we are connecting the dots. data and information are intelligence. we are putting intelligence and security in the lead in terms of what is now the right to protect. the debate here is security over in my mind, we have bridge
. the white house, the state department -- crisscross. the white house, the state department, the defense department, the c.i.o. were all involved, resulting in overlapping but uncoordinated investigations. benghazi was a terrorist attack. we needed team effort to find out what happened. why it happened. and how we are going to bring the perpetrators to justice. any of these chairmen would be capable of leading this select committee, and other members of their committees would be very good to serve as well. they would do a good job. i have confidence in them. let me be clear, i have no intention of chairing or serving on the select committee. i will not serve on the select committee. i just want to learn the truth, just like the american people. there is a history in congress that when things overlap between committees and transcend jurisdictions, select committees were established. two well-known examples, watergate and iran contra. i am submitting for the record a list of the past select committees over the past 50 years, which will be at the end of my statement. a select committee woul
.r. 330 which has patched the house as part of the most recent department of defense authorization bill by a vote of 392-1. at this time i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from arizona. mr. grijalva: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. grijalva: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. grijalva: thank you. h.r. 330 designates the memorial at the march field air museum in riverside, california, as the distinguished flying cross national memorial. the memorial to recipients of the u.s. air force distinguished flying cross was dedicated on october 27, 2010, and since then it stands as a proud symbol of remembrance and honor for all members of the u.s. armed forces who have demonstrated heroism and extraordinary achievement the distinguished flying cross is the oldest military award for aviation, but there is no national memorial to recognize the sacrifice
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